People

  • Alan Jennings is the long-time executive director of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley. He hosts a monthly edition of Lehigh Valley Discourse focused on politics.

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    Andy Smith serves as board operator and host of WDIY's Friday broadcast of Fresh Air with Terry Gross. He is a Lehigh Valley Realtor® who got his start in radio broadcasting during his freshman year at Muhlenberg College on the college...

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    Since 2002, Arlene has been a volunteer, an employee, a board member and again, an employee at WDIY.  She has enjoyed working with the staff and other volunteers at multiple events and fund drives.

    Arlene was born and raised in NJ, and...

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    Arnie Lichten started broadcasting back in the days of steam powered radio on WJRH in Easton.  Leaving the Lehigh Valley for the bright lights and massive audiences of Briarcliff Manor, New York, he spent some time on WRNW, where Howard Stern...

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    Audie joined WDIY in 2007 and has a true passion for presenting great music.   She is currently hosting The World Blend and also enjoys filling in for

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    Barbara Miller is the host and board operator for WDIY's broadcast of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

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    Dr. Bill Dautremont-Smith was Executive Director at WDIY from April 2008 until his retirement in August 2013. His involvement in radio began at WDIY in February 2003, after taking an early retirement from a long career in technology development...

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    Bill Fox is one of the most influential people in the international electronic music community.  A tireless promoter of the genre in the northeastern United States, he hosts radio broadcasts of electronic music on two radio stations, both of...

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    Carlos Benjamin is the host of Roots and Rhythm on Sundays from 3 to 5 pm. Prior to this, he was a 20-year host of The Blend, where he...

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    Storyteller Charles Kiernan, now retired from gainful employment, performs at theatres, listening clubs, schools, libraries, and arts festivals. He is also coordinator for the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild, Pennsylvania State Representative...

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    Chondi Gray was born and raised in Alabama where she began her career in news at the Huntsville CBS station WHNT News 19 and ABC station WAAY-TV. Since moving to the Lehigh Valley, she began volunteering for WDIY where she now serves as board...

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    Host of The Blend, Fridays, 1-4 PM.

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    Dave Fry is a veteran folksinger, LV roots-radio programmer (WSAN, WMUH, WDIY), and co-founder and former artistic director of Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem.  www.davefrymusic.com

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    Dave Pandl is an Allentown native and a graduate from William Allen High where the Canary rules.  He escaped Pennsylvania in 1973 for California. There he attended college with a degree in Ornamental Horticulture, met and married Sara and...

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    Musically entranced from a young age, the rhythms of the globe found entrance to Deb's soul early on. Reggae's heartbeat and Latin percussion, sitar, marimba, African guitar sessions... these are the sounds she share with her listeners;...

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    Dennis can be heard as a rotating host of Good Clean Fun on Saturday nights. He previously worked at Polka King Jolly Joe Timmer’s radio station, the Lehigh Valley’s WGPA, in various capacities. In his spare time, he is a burgeoning...

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    Dina Hall is an award-winning singer, songwriter and recording artist from Bethlehem, PA, USA. Her original songs deal with the conflict between the head and the heart, often striking up conversations between them both. 

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    Don Miles began volunteering for WDIY over a decade ago. He is the local news host and board operator for WDIY's Friday broadcast of NPR’s All Things Considered. Don was a Jersey...

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    Donna aka "The Doctor" aka "Ms. Information" is one of the rotating hosts of The World Blend, Saturdays from 1 - 3 pm. You can also hear her filling in for other shows like Rhythm and Roots, Sundays from 3 - 5 pm.

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    Ellis Finger is Director of the Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayette College in Easton, where – since its opening in 1983 - he has directed programs in classical music, jazz, world music, dance and theater. He is active in several regional...

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    Geoff brings together his love of radio, music, volunteerism and the Lehigh Valley every Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm on All Reet Street. He began hosting the show in 2001 and over time has developed a unique format of new and classic folk,...

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    George Fennell is a retired music educator who taught at Saucon Valley HS, Slatington HS, Salisbury HS, Northern Lehigh HS, and Bethlehem Catholic HS. He spent most of his carreer in the Northern Lehigh School District. Besides hosting WDIY...

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    George Libricz, Jr., “Little George” has been a member of the volunteer host ranks since 2006 after his father told him about the volunteer opportunities at WDIY.  George hosted The Blend, Thursday afternoons, from 2006 to 2011.  During his...

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    Currently a co-host of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon, George has served as an Executive Producer at Blue Ridge Cable TV, and as a producer of outdoors, sporting and environmental programming with Davis Productions.

    He has worked in...

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    Jack was born and raised in Allentown, Pa. He has a lifetime involvement in music. He is an avid drummer/singer in rock, r&b and specifically blues genres. Jack is a longtime board member of the Lehigh valley Blues Network. He is a frequent...

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    James Johnson, a Poconos and Lehigh Valley local who began volunteering for Sunday's Weekend Edition in 2019, is proud to join WDIY as News and Information Director. Many clients, friends and strangers over his 25 year career in hospitality,...

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    Jeff Biro is the host of Jazz Junction, Fridays, 9-11 PM. Jeff has been a youth tennis coach since 2002. He currently coaches girls tennis for Allentown Central Catholic High School where he's racked up over 400 total wins. Jeff is...

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    Jim  Wardrop ("JW" to his listeners) enjoys the chance to share his life long passion for jazz music on the air. His range of interest covers the entire history of America's original art form. Over the last thirty years he has hosted many live...

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    DJ Jimmy James is your weekly host for Blue Moon Cruising, Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m., playing all your favorite music memories from 1950 - 1965 including doo-wop, early rock n roll,...

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    Joe Chuk has been a WDIY volunteer since 1995, when he began hosting Morning Edition each Tuesday, later moving to Thursdays. His radio career began in 1969 with a college summer job as an engineer and announcer at an AM/FM combo.

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    John developed his passion for Radio listening to the early Offshore Radio stations floating off the Essex Coast of England In the 1960’s and the BBC when he started to grow up a bit.. His interest in Jazz stemmed from frequent visits to jazz...

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    From the age of 9, John had his sights set on a career in broadcasting.  But instead, he wound up teaching French and Spanish at Muhlenberg College for 40 years.  Now, in retirement, John gets to call the mic and earphones his buddies at our...

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    Jonathan Roth is an 18-year veteran of college and public radio, with previous stints at WXJM - Harrisonburg, VA and WMUH - Allentown, PA. In addition to substitute hosting Good Clean Fun and The Blend on WDIY, Jonathan is a freelance music...

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    Dr. Kamran Afshar has a Ph.D. in Economics and has taught at graduate and under graduate levels between 1978-88. He has vast experience in economic impact studies, feasibility studies, customer satisfaction surveys, and scientific competitive...

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    Kate Riess started her radio career as a deejay and public affairs director for WFCS-FM in New Britain, CT. When she moved with her family to the Valley in the early 90's, she served as an LVCBA Board member as WDIY was getting off the ground....

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    An actress, producer, writer and educator, Kate is the Managing Director of Selkie Theatre, and was the founding Executive Director of the award-winning Theatre Outlet. At The Outlet she produced several innovative performance series featuring...

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    Keith Kelleher has hosted the Blend on Wednesdays since July of 2005.  He started volunteering at WDIY in 2002 and has assisted with the Live From Godfrey Daniel's program and filled in for Friday Night Late Night and Good...

  • Ken Foster began volunteering for WDIY in 2015 as a rotating local host of WDIY’s Tuesday broadcast of All Things Considered, and occasional other Local News stand-in.  Ken began in broadcast radio in 1988 in central and western NY,...

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    Kenn Michael is the host of Musings, Tuesday at 5:45 PM during NPR’s All Things Considered and Thursdays at 3:30 PM during The Blend on WDIY. Kenn explores the visual and performing arts, literature, and the people...

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    A graduate of Western Michigan University with a BBA in accounting, Laurie provides individuals with personal service for their tax and financial planning needs.  As a member of the Financial Planning Association's media team, her financial...

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    Lucille Kincaid is a weekly host of WDIY Classics as well as WDIY's music librarian for the Janet Goloub Classical Music Library. Her background is in music education, having worked as a music educator in New Jersey public schools for 33 years....

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    Luis Campos was born in Nicaragua, Central America.  He came to the United States in 1978 and has been living in the Lehigh Valley since 1981.  He has been a volunteer at WDIY since 2006.  He hosts La Fabrica del Jazz (Jazz Factory), Thursdays...

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    Marcie Lightwood came to WDIY to set up the first on-air membership drive, and has stayed with the station ever since. She is a self-employed social worker, specializing in parenting education, working with people in poverty and group...

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    Martin has been a life-long academic, beginning with grammar school, junior high, and high school in Ridgewood, N.J.  Then  on to college at Rutgers in New Brunswick, N.J., and, from there, directly into five years of graduate school at Indiana...

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    Maxx Foxx is the host of WDIY's experimental and improvisational jazz show The Bridge, Sundays from 10 pm - midnight.

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    Megan Everett is an occasional on-air music host for WDIY. She formerly was a local host for WDIY's broadcast of Morning Edition.

    Her love of a wide...

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    Michael Drabenstott is host of The Inside Dish, a monthly program highlighting the exploding Lehigh Valley food and culinary scene. He interviews restaurateurs, artisans and others involved in bringing a unique assortment of foods and...

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    Michael Judkins was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. Currently residing in Allentown area of the Lehigh Valley, Michael started his college career/journey studying Journalism (Radio/Broadcasting major) at SUNY Morrisville, then...

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